There are certain ironies surrounding food and nutrition, among them:
One of the most interesting (and most subtle) ironies to me is that it's easier to know what you're getting when you eat a Snickers bar or drink a Starbucks latte than it is to know what you're getting when you cook a meal at home. I suspect the reason for this is that it's not an easy problem to solve, e.g.:
As a quick aside, you may have noticed that no conductor has ever begun a concert by apologizing for the performance that's about to unfold. Think about this for a minute, it's difficult to imagine hearing: "... the lead violin player has a cold, and so their playing might not be top notch" or . .."the timpani section didn't get very much practice this week due to a water leak in the percussion room".
It just doesn't happen (even if the violinist has a cold and the timpani are soaked).
Therefore, I'm not going to introduce foodious by apologizing for it's shortcomings. I will tell you that foodious goes a long way towards helping people who prepare food in their own homes understand what they are eating.
Users can discover new recipes, add their own recipes, and modify others recipes, and foodious will show the nutritional breakdown by "totals" and also by each individual ingredient.
Not only that, it will show you how, via rich ingredient classification and transparent nutritional data.
There's a lot more to the story than that, which I will endeavor to articulate in future blog posts. In the meantime, the about page is probably worth a quick look.